Police Seek Help In Kings Park 7-Eleven Theft

Written By: KPN - Oct• 01•14

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the men who robbed a convenience store in Kings Park last month.

Three masked men, armed with handguns, entered 7-Eleven, located at 126 Pulaski Road, on September 15 at approximately 3:40 a.m. The men stole money, cigarettes and lottery tickets. The suspects fled in a small- to mid-sized SUV westbound on Pulaski Road onto the northbound Sunken Meadow Parkway.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Authority:  D./Sgt. John Pizzurro – Fourth Squad Detectives

Kings Park In Focus

Written By: KPN - Sep• 30•14

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This lovely photograph, titled “Circle,” was taken at sunrise in San Remo (looking east across the Nissequogue River) on Sunday morning, September 29th, by Anthony Tarricone.

Anthony is a Kings Park resident, photographer and member of the Kings Park Photography Club.

Thanks for sharing Anthony.

Happenings At Sweetbriar Nature Center – Re-opening & Fall Classes

Written By: KPN - Sep• 30•14

Check out all the exciting upcoming events at Sweetbriar Nature Center, located at 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown.

On Sunday, October 5th from 11AM to 1PM the Judith Collester Memorial Art Center will be re-opening. When Judith passed away several years ago Sweetbriar wanted to remember her and the wonderful work she did with children so they named the art room after her. Judy was a warm, kind, caring woman who devoted her life to art and children. She came to Sweetbriar early in the 2000s with the dream of offering art classes that combined different media of art with nature and wildlife. (more…)

A Thank You To Kings Park From Kings Park Scout

Written By: KPN - Sep• 30•14

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John Cooney of Boy Scout Troop 75, Kings Park, and a senior at Kings Park High School, would like to thank Kings Park and surrounding communities for their support and generosity in attending a fundraiser car wash held on June 21st of this year at Kings Park High School.

With the funds collected, John was able to complete construction of a duckling shelter, built at Sweetbriar Nature Center. It will be used to house ducklings beginning in the spring; they will be released at the end of summer, once they have matured. In the winter months, injured geese will make use of the shelter.

This project will contribute to John’s attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Best of luck John!

Kings Park Farmers Market 4th Annual Fall Festival & Baking Contest

Written By: KPN - Sep• 30•14

The Kings Park Farmers Market will be holding its 4th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th, and with that comes music, pumpkin decorating and of course, the Market’s annual baking contest. Click here for entry form.

Music will be provided by Time Passages, starring local KP resident Vinnie Giovinco and Lisa Albert from Abrakadoodle will be engaging the children with fun arts and crafts projects.

Nina Triolo will also be there with her Hula Hoops for Hope.

The Kings Park Civic Association tent will be the pumpkin decorating station – and don’t forget about the Market’s fresh vegetables, fruit, seafood, baked goods and so much more.

So if you have a recipe that “takes the cake” come on down on the 12th. You might win a prize, and you’ll  definitely have a great time.

The Market is held every Sunday, through November 23rd, 9 AM to 2 PM, in the municipal lot on Main Street (across from the Kings Park Fire Department).

KP Resident To Host No Complaints Day Challenge

Written By: KPN - Sep• 30•14

Kings Park resident Joanne Amante is hosting Long Island’s first No Complaints Day Challenge on October 12, 2014.

According to Amante, “The first ever challenge was conducted in Chicago in August and they had over 5000 people participate worldwide. I think Long Island can do better.”

“Imagine one day with no complaints at all—none,” Amante says. ” None about you, your family, job, colleagues, friends, politics, news, war, economy, global warming, Obama, Republicans, Democrats, weather, bad service, game invitations on Facebook, etc.”

The Challenge:
What: 24 hours no complaints/complaining about anything
When: Sunday October 12th from 12:00am until Monday October 13th at 12:00am
Helpful Rules: 24 hours no complaints/complaining – If you fail, get back up, dust yourself off and continue – Have Fun because no one gets disqualified.

Check out more about the No Complaints Day Challenge on facebook, or e mail Joanne Amante at nocomplaintslongisland@gmail.com.

Kings Park Outdoors – Fishing Kings Park & Beyond

Written By: KPN - Sep• 28•14

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Kings Park Outdoors, by professional artist, illustrator, instructor, naturalist and Kings Park resident Ján C. Porinchak.

Long Island is graced with outstanding opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater angling. From the Long Island (more…)

Everyone Is Invited To Support LAURENSTRONG

Written By: KPN - Sep• 28•14

On Thursday, October 2nd, at 4 PM at the Kings Park High School Varsity Soccer field, the Kings Park Girls Soccer program is celebrating the memory of their teammate and friend Lauren Lenardi, who lost her battle with cancer on March 1, 2013. (more…)

Our Pet Of The Week: Nora – A Sweet Black & White Shih-Tzu

Written By: KPN - Sep• 28•14

Nora needs a home.

Nora is a sweet little black & white Shih-Tzu. She is a 5 year old spayed female, about 15 pounds.

Nora came into the shelter as a stray April 1st 2014 and was in horrible condition. She was suffering from severe neglect. Poor Nora was matted so badly her skin (more…)

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